The good news is that it is warmer - 24 degrees, but we have high winds and snow drifting and closing the roads. I remember days like this when I was a young girl on our Wyoming farm. I would sit in front of the propane stove in the living room to keep warm. It had a hot air blower and I would sit right in front of it and read a book and at least my back side would be warm. Mom would cook chili or homemade noodle soup with butterballs. She was always so busy!
This is the second batch of popcorn balls I have made for my Christmas sacks. These are marshmallow with a little green food coloring and anise flavoring - Mom’s favorite.
The recipe is in my book at the end of the Christmas story.
I have noticed that people are downloading my book in just as many numbers as paperback. I will say it is easier to have an ebook laying on the kitchen counter than trying to keep the paperback open to the right page!
I mean degrees! And it is daytime. I just finished making chicken fried steak from scratch! The secret is to dredge in flour, put in an egg wash and dredge again. Fry in oil with a bit of butter to give it a golden color and use a cast iron fry pan if you have it. I haven’t made this for decades, but I am in Wy. now, so it is a necessary food!
I’m back after more than a year! I had to move from AZ to WY to care for my 91 year old mother - so I’m trying to involve myself in some community activities. Here are pictures of the wonderful ladies from the Immanuel First United Church Of Christ in Lyman, NE. making allspice butterballs for their annual butterball and noodle soup dinner. It is one of their major fundraisers.
Butterballs are a Volga German specialty made from bread crumbs, cream, butter, and allspice - rolled into balls and dropped into homemade chicken noodle soup - very filling and exotic.
The recipe is in my story recipe book, There Is Always Room For One More. Surprisingly, my book is still selling even though I have had to neglect it to help my mother.
It makes a great Christmas gift and is on Amazon.
Good to be back!
This is my beautiful niece Wendy hard at work and the lower pix is of my sister-in-law Loretta and ladies of the club rolling the butterballs
This is my Rescue A golden Dudley DoRight - just entered him in The Cutest Golden Contest. If he wins he will be in the 2013 calender. He is pictured on the back of my book with me in an author photo
This is a picture of four of my mother”s sisters - Mary, Esther, Katherine, and Doris. This was taken in 1929 or 30 when hard times had befallen America and the Volga Germans in the Platte Valley of Wyoming and Nebraska.